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23rd of November

The course/event, if used in full, entitles you to a maximum of 2 training credits recognized by the CNAPPC.


Round Tables

Practical applications of finished & ongoing research in architecture

Università Iuav di Venezia, Palazzo Badoer

Calle de la Laca, 2468, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

MAD Architects Round Table


Title: "Nature within Architecture, Architecture within Nature"


Main ideas: Organic design, biophilic design, sustainable design


Speaker: FLORA LEE | Associate Partner MAD Architects, China


Architectural design and spatial quality that promote emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being of humans through the connection with nature. 


Debate Facilitator: ANGEL ZAHARIEV, Co-Founder A&A Architects, Bulgaria; MARTIN HRISTOV, Founder E-arch, Bulgaria

Round Table #1. Location: Aula B. Time interval: 09.30 - 11.30

*simultaneous with #2



Title: "#5"


Main ideas: Climate and construction - learnings from a 20 storey timber building 




The question for this round table is how sustainability can be a driver for practice-based research and push the transition of the industry. Sara Culture Centre is a high profile project on a limited municipal budget. The broad set of challenges related to this project includes construction of a tall timber building, responsible sourcing of materials, climate calculations, and multi-disciplinary collaborations. We share the lessons learned from this pioneering project, and the transformations that made the design possible.


Debate Facilitator: KEREM YAZGAN, Co-Founder Yazgan Design Architecture, Turkey

Round Table #2. Location: Aula T2. Time interval: 09.30 - 11.30

*simultaneous with #1



Title: "The White Rabbit"


Main ideas: Complex Geometry, Design to Construction, Performance Driven Design, Optimisation, Distributed Computing, AI and Machine Learning, IoT and Digital Twins, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Interactive Applications, Interoperability




Martha Tsigkari has expertise that spans computational design, performance analysis, optimisation, fabrication and interaction design. She works with new technologies such as augmented reality, machine learning and real-time simulation. Using real project examples, Martha will demonstrate how technology has helped us develop ideas into buildings. This is a presentation about how innovation, disruption and uncertainly can create new possibilities for the AEC industry.


Debate Facilitator: SERBAN TIGANAS, Co-Founder Dico&Tiganas & Dean Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Romania 

Round Table #3. Location: Aula B. Time interval: 11.45 - 13.45

*simultaneous with #4

3XN/GXN Round Table


Title: "From Research to Practice" 


Main ideas: Circular principles, material developement and practical implementation


Speaker: ALEKSANDER GULDAGER KONGSHAUG | Associate, Circular Design Specialist 3XN/GXN, Denmark


The Round Table Scope will be showcasing projects like Circle House, Biomason, Green Solution House, and QQT Tower. It will be an insight of how we at 3XN/GXN bridge theory to real-life structures. Discover our in-house R&D process based on GXN processes, see how circular and sustainable strategies become implemented in large scaled projects.


Debate Facilitator: ARMAND VOKSHI, Founder Avatelier, Albania; ROBERTA DE CIECHI, Architect, Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia, Italy

Round Table #3. Location: Aula T2. Time interval: 11.45 - 13.45

*simultaneous with #3



"High performance geometry for AEC"


Main ideas: Importance of a common language of geometry to empower a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach to meet the challenges facing the AEC.


Speaker: SHAJAY BHOOSHAN | Head of Computation and Design research (ZHACODE), ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS, UK


Shajay is an aspiring polymath. The presentation will develop on the unreasonable effectiveness of masonry construction with 3D concrete printed ‘stone’ to achieve sustainable and circular construction goals. Surprising relevance of video game technologies to attract new talent to the profession, and to democratize advances digital design and robotic manufacturing. 


Debate Facilitator: ETAN KIMMEL, Founder Kimmel Eshkolot Architects & Senior Lecturer at the Technion Faculty of Architecture, Haifa, Israel  Round Table #6. Location: Aula B. Time interval: 14.00 - 16.00

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24th of November

The course/event, if used in full, entitles you to a maximum of 8 training credits recognized by the CNAPPC.


Most anticipated projects of the future

 M9 Museum of the 20th Century

Via Giovanni Pascoli 9, 30171 Venezia Mestre

09.00 - 09.30 Registration & Welcome coffee

09.30 - 10.00 Opening panel conversation


LUCA MOLINARI, Chairman of the conference, Scientific director of M9 Museum, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy 

FABIOLA DE BATTISTA, President Federazione Regionale Ordini Architetti PPC Veneto         

ROBERTO BERALDO, President Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori Paesaggisti e Conservatori Venezia

FLORIN MINDIRIGIU, Founder SHARE Architects                      

10.10 - 12.00 Session #1


SERBAN TIGANAS, Co-Founder Dico&Tiganas, Romania

LUCA MOLINARI, Chairman of SHARE X Conference for Advanced Architecture

Speaker: SERBAN TIGANAS | Co-Founder Dico&Tiganas, Romania


"Innovation? Do This at Home!"

Speaker: GIZEM GÜNGÖR ERKILIÇ | Architectural Projects Supervisor ŞIŞECAM, Turkey

Speaker: SIMONE SFRISO | Co-Founder TAMassociati, Italy


"Architecture of coexistence"


Case Studies: Masterplan for Kinyinya Hill, Kigali - Rwanda


Through the mirror of recent global events (pandemic, wars, climate crisis) we can observe how the world economy is the most fragile it has been in recent memory. Many people who were already marginalized or living precariously are now at high risk of being completely left behind. As architects and designers, what does our profession mean in today’s world?” Architecture concentrated on society can curb marginalization and exclusion and become a driving force for new visions, a powerful medium for communicating, an instrument through which many boundaries can claim rights, progress, opportunity and inclusion.

Speaker:  ALBERT VALTERI | CEO Everest, Albania

Speaker: FRANCESCA CESA BIANCHI | Partner Stefano Boeri Architetti, Italy


"Green Obsession: Trees towards cities, humans towards forests"


Case Study: Trudo Vertical Forest


In the context of Stefano Boeri Architetti‘s vision for a new architecture of biodiversity, Trudo Vertical Forest applies the Vertical Forest model to social housing for the first time. Designed to accommodate mainly low-income users – such as young professionals and students – the tower in Eindhoven houses flats with low rents but high living quality. The complex vision of “living” coexistence between man and other species is thus amplified in the project into a dual challenge: the possibility of combining the great challenge of the environmental crisis with the urgent need for affordable housing in contemporary cities. The building accommodates 125 social housing units on 19 floors, flexible to meet future needs and capable of defining new housing standards for the sector. Each flat has a limited surface area calibrated to the type of users for whom it is intended, while having the natural micro-environment. The Trudo tower houses no less than 135 trees of various species on its four façades, spread over an elevation of 75 meters, to which will be added about 5.200 smaller shrubs and plants and other vegetation. The building’s green facades provide an impactful solution to the heat island effect.

Speaker: ISOPAN

Speaker: ALFONSO FEMIA | Co-Founder Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia, Italy


"Architecture and Generosity"


Case Study: The new Justice Park of Bari


On a global area of almost 15 hectares, occupied by the 26 buildings that now make up the area of the former disused “Milano” and “Capozzi” Barracks, the Pole will be developed on an area of just over three and a half hectares, or only 30 percent of the entire area, leaving the remaining 70 percent of the area to the park. By optimizing space and economic resources, the Pole will bring together all of Bari’s judicial offices: the Criminal Court, the Civil Court, the Court of Appeal, the Juvenile Court, the Supervisory Court and the Justice of Peace. The Justice Park project represents the regeneration of a piece of the city distinguished by a very distinct green identity. The first action will focus on the creation of the Green Park, consistent with the need to increase urban forestation, to enrich and integrate local biodiversity, and to create a large public space within the city, also the hub and attraction of the neighborhood. The heart of the park is defined by a green-and-blue ring, a path that will enable the visitor to experience different ecosystems and landscape typologies. Taking advantage of the natural slope, permeable pavements will allow rain to filter directly into the ground, carrying excess water to the northern part of the park, where the pond will collect it. It will serve as a hydric basin, biodiversity attractor and bioclimatic regulator.


12.00 - 12.30 Coffee Break

12.30 - 14.10 Session #2


KEREM YAZGAN, Co-Founder Yazgan Design Architecture, Turkey   

LUCA MOLINARI, Chairman of SHARE X Conference for Advanced Architecture



"A Story in Ceramics"


Case Study: Belgrade Philharmonic Concert Hall


Maximiliano Arrocet will narrate the journey of discovery with ceramics, as charted by AL_A from the V&A to the Belgrade Philharmonic. This odyssey reflects a profound engagement with ceramics, revealing its capacity to forge connections between history and place, and to embody Belgrade’s visionary ethos. He will explore how this adaptable medium captures the vitality of the Danube, affirming a dedication to the fusion of ecological sensibilities and cultural richness. The Philharmonic stands as a beacon of cultural amalgamation, pulsating with the city’s rhythm, and mirroring its aspiration for an urban landscape in harmony with the natural tableau.

Speaker:  KEREM YAZGAN | Co-Founder Yazgan Design Architecture, Turkey


"From the Effect of Shadows to the Knowledge of Shadows"


Case Studies: METU Coworking and Cafeteria; HAB OIZ Office


The focus will be the knowledge based architecture in the presentation. Integration of nature to the architecture is the main idea in the projects, METU Coworking & Cafeteria and HAB OIZ Office, in which inner gardens are designed instead of walls. FlexibleSystem Design is one of Yazgan's research areas in which we design the relations between the elements of a project. 



"Sara Culture Centre - New possibilities for mass timber"


Case Study: Sara Culture Centre


The presentation will outline key findings from the design and realization of the world's first 20 storey tower in mass timber. With a mixed use programme including 6 theatre stages, two exhibition spaces, a public library and a 200 room hotel with 3 restaurants, spa, and conference centre, the building is a library of innovative solutions in mass timber while being a social hub in the city and a symbol of the green transition in northern Sweden. Sara Kulturhus covers 28.000 sqm and was inaugurated in 2021.

Speaker: MARIOS TSILIAKOS | Partner  | Applied R+D, Foster+Partners, UK


"Lusail Towers - Streamlining design collaboration through technology"


Case Study: Lusail Towers, Lusail,  Qatar


Lusail Towers is a great example showcasing how technology can streamline the design process, seamlessly augmenting parametric modelling, performance driven data and analytical metrics into design iterations all within an extremely fast-tracked schedule. 


14.00 - 14.45 Coffee Break

14.50 - 16.30 Session #3


ETAN KIMMEL, Co-Founder Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, Israel      

LUCA MOLINARI, Chairman of SHARE X Conference for Advanced Architecture

Speaker: ETAN KIMMEL | Co-Founder Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, Israel


"Technology as an innovative generator of architecture" 


Case Study: Mount Herzl national Memorial hall; The Checkpoint building for computer science in TAU


The memorial is generated by parametric design, creating a unique space that is impossible to be built with known building methods.The "light bell" on top of the hall was optimised to be built from 9000 identical bricks that each is  made singular by CNC to strictly connect with ultra high precision to the others.

Speaker: ALEKSANDER GULDAGER KONGSHAUG | Associate, Circular Design Specialist 3XN/GXN, Denmark


"Transformation, The New Baseline"


Case Studies: Quay Quarter Tower


The 206-meter, 49 story Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) is a once-in-a-generation project. Located on the edge of Sydney’s bustling Circular Quay, the tower “upcycles” the existing AMP Centre tower. Built only in 1976, the original AMP Centre was reaching the end of its usable lifespan, but rather than simply tear it down and start over, the project team set out to reach an ambitious goal: to reuse as much of the existing building and set a lofty new standard for what is possible for adaptive reuse in architecture.  Today, that goal has been achieved. QQT retains over 65% of the original structure (beams, columns, and slabs) and 95% of the original core, resulting in an embodied carbon saving of 12,000 tonnes (the equivalent of 35,000 flights between Sydney and Melbourne).

Speaker: ANDREA D'ANTRASSI | Associate Partner MAD Architects, China


"MAD Architects MAD Works"


Case Studies: Rome, Boncompagni, Fenix Museum Rotterdam, Milan Statale Installation 


Rome rigeneration project of 20000 sqm new facade in the historical center of Rome. Fenix museum in Rotterdam with a monumental staircase that redesign the skyline of the city. How to create new emotions with a huge cube covered with ETFE.

Speaker: PAOLO MATTEUZZI | Director ZAHA HADID Architects, UK


"ZHA Off Site technologies: an excursus trough Parametricism."


Case Study: The Morpheus Hotel in Macau; The Seamless Footbridge in Hangzhou


Morpheus Hotel, Macau, China The Morpheus is the world’s first free-form high-rise exoskeleton. About 150,000 m2, distributed on 42 floors and an height of about 160 mt. It hosts Approximately 780 guestrooms, suites and sky villas Meeting and event facilities, casino, lobby atrium, restaurants, spa and sky pool. Informed by the fluid forms within China’s rich traditions of jade carving, the Morpheus’ design combines dramatic public spaces and generous guest rooms with innovative engineering and formal cohesion.  Seamless footbridge, Hangzhou China The footbridge is a three tide arches system with single suspended deck for a total span of about 500 m. The landmark footbridge, through its sinuous decking, connects the 2 opposite sides of the Gran Canal in Hangzhou, while offering several viewings toward both the Qiantang River and the Grand Canal.  The Foot Bridge side decking, departing from each embankment, merge in a wider central observation area, a Floating Plaza, for visitors gathering, the extremes of the decking towards north and south become linear sightseeing platforms. The central arch is the tallest of the 3 reaching +47.8 in height, and connects the two side arches, reaching at 36.90, with a gentle twist, offering the central plaza with a suspended structure.



The agenda may be subject to additions and slight changes until the start of the event.